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    ph prbs

    ok numbers...

    Ph..6.8
    fc 5
    ta 90
    cya 40

    New water Memorial day weekend as we put a new liner in....I have added ALOT of borax like 64oz 1 week ago and STILL no change in Ph...what am I doing wrong...everything else is good...water clear...should I just leave it alone?
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    Re: ph prbs

    The common PH test will report any PH below 6.8 as if it was 6.8. So your actual PH was presumably much lower than 6.8 to start with.

    Continue raising PH until you get to at least 7.2.
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    Re: ph prbs

    And Remember Borax isn't as concentrated as the stuff you buy at the pool store...I used two entire 4 pound boxes a couple of years ago to raise from 7.0 to 7.5...

    If you are using Borax...it will take more than if you use PH up...or other products...
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    Re: ph prbs

    used the pool calculator and put in by volume the amount to raise it from 6.8 to 7.4 and tested this morning...we are setting perfectly at 7.4

    LOVE being able to use the BBB method and not spending $$$$$$$ at the pool store!!!!!

    Thanks so much!!!!!!!
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    Re: ph prbs

    Quote Originally Posted by jshinklin
    used the pool calculator and put in by volume the amount to raise it from 6.8 to 7.4 and tested this morning...we are setting perfectly at 7.4

    LOVE being able to use the BBB method and not spending $$$$$$$ at the pool store!!!!!

    Thanks so much!!!!!!!
    Now you're talkin'...I love it when stuff comes together
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    Swim Pro Voyager Filtration System with Hayward ABS Pearl wide mouth skimmer

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